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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
the pentagon, former republican senator chuck hagel, came under fire from members of his own party during a very contentious confirmation hearing. >> name one person in your opinion who's intim nated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> senator hagel, please answer the question i asked. today, do you think unilateral sanctions would be a bad idea? >> all this raising questions about how effective chuck hagel will be if confirmed as secretary of defense. earlier this weekend, i sat down for a rare joint interview with the top military leadership issue the outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. >>> secretary panetta, welcome back to "meet the es
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
february nebraska senator chuck hagel hammered today at his senate confirmation hearing. one of the most heated exchanges came from his former friends senator john mccain who grilled hagel on his opposition to the 2007 surge of u.s. forces into iraq. >> deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> hagel said it wasn't a yes or no answer but senator mccain didn't give him a chance to explain. hagel spent a lot of time clarifying pree clarifying previous positions. including supporting the rights of gays in the militaries. if confirmed, he would be the first enlisted man to be as defense secretary. his supporters say that experience makes him uniquely qualified for the job. >>> now to a developing story in mexico. 14 people are dead and 80 injured after an explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state-run oil company. the blast damaged three floors of the building. several thousand workers have been evacuated. the
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
hill. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live in washington, d.c. this morning and chuck hagel, a controversial pick for that position but right now the questions are his biggest critics are they ready to move finally forward on a nomination for that final vote. >> senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they are and they will allow this to come to a floor vote. republicans blocked that almost two weeks ago. now it looks like we may see two votes today. one to let the process move forward and then perhaps a final vote on hagel's nomination despite the pushback he got from his own party from republicans, former colleagues here looks like they are ready to do that. the question is how quickly might that happen. republicans have the option of having 30 hours of debate first and we're still waiting to see whether they will forego that. >> i tell you what, nothing is ever easy on capitol hill and the secretary of defense leon panetta is trying to go into retirement back here home in california and of course expressing how frustrated he is with his holdup here. is he planning, ha
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am PST
toward a vote on the president's choice for secretary of defense. the republicans stalling chuck hagel's nomination for 12 straight days but recently signaled they would end their delay tactics making way for a vote possibly today. it appears hagel would get the necessary votes to be confirmed as secretary of defense. many republicans actually do not like hagel calling him too critical of israel and too compromising with iran. >>> it's 4:49. a joyride that lasted days. a bald eagle that escaped a local school finally home. we'll tell you what got her to come back. >>> plus, how this happened. this car upside down on top of a roof of a house in texas. stick around. >> that's much more exciting than anything on the peninsula right now. 101 through palo alto, smooth, light, easy drive. a check on an east bay crash coming up. >>> right now you are looking live at the port of oakland. always kind of a nice way to start your day. you can draw some electricity out of those to help jump-start you on this tuesday morning at 4:53. >>> people in china, people in one village giving a welcome to a
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
as senate republicans block a vote to confirm nominee chuck hagel. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of i
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
of this. >> also, a bit of a tough week in washington if you're looking at chuck hagel this week with those hearings. will he end up in fact, being confirmed. >> i think he's going to end up getting confirmed. i spoke to roy blunt. who said he will vote no on hagel but not support a filibuster. we know a second senator from the state is going to join him. he has the votes to get confirmed. the bigger question now, erica, and it's a topic we're going to discuss today, is he politically strong enough to do the things that need to be done in the defense department? there's going to be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is, can he be effective in the job? and i think that's now an open question. >> open one. we'll check back to see what's coming up with you on "meet the press". >>> now an update of the other top stories. tom, good morning. >> good morning, lester, erica, good morning, everyone. and a scary ride home. the over sized charter bus hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one in crit
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
some of his nomineeses that he's trying to get confirmed in the senate. the fact that chuck hagel, there is debate about whether or not he should be confirmed. often times presidents will call for a fair up or down vote on the nominees. since he struck the theme later on with gun control, that deserves an up or down vote. it may have been he wanted to avoid it. there was nothing controversial, nothing new. so i think he was trying to play it safe. it was a pragmatic speech. >> you mentioned gun control. let's look at the moment of the night when he talked about gun control. >> gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> do you think that will help? >> he was not saying you have to approve this or you have to vote yes. he was saying let's have a vote. go on the record. say, no, i'm not in favor of this. basically saying the american people deserve a vote on this. you need to go on the record where you stand on this bill. >> what would you grade him as a professor? >> maybe a b minus. it was above average. earlier first term addresses. it was inter
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Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
and congressional republicans now at odd on two fronts, the battle over the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary. it has now been delayed for another week, that vote. $8.5 billion of automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in two weeks' time if no agreement is reached. we have it all covered this morning and we want to start with a view from the white house. in washington, the job of white house chief of staff is known as the most powerful post in town and there is a new man occupying that seat of power and he is here with us this morning on "meet the press," his first appearance. but who he? how did he get here? denis mcdonough is one of 11 kids and qualification enough in a small town in minnesota. he was a high school football star. he cut his teeth in politics and working in the house for congressman lee hamilton and in the senate for majority leader tom daschle and later for barack obama. when he decided to make a run for the white house in 2008 he tapped mcdonough to be his foreign policy adviser to the campaign. the president announced him as his pick, mcdonough involve
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
-election? we saw in there temporary the defeat of chuck hagel's nomination, leaving the president without a pentagon secretary and there seems to be more where that came from. we decide to look at how this past tuesday, state of the union day played out starting with
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. >>> a done deal, chuck hagel will be america's next defense secretary. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with world tonight. >>> a stall by republicans earlier this month, hagel a former republican senator had resistance from his own party and were unhappy with his back and forth on the iraq war and his stance on israel and iran. one person for sure happy with today's news, outgoing defense secretary leon pa nnetta. he wasn't able to step down until a new defense secretary was in place. panetta is back at his carmel valley home tonight. >>> a fragile truce in jeopardy after a rocket was fired into southern israel. no one was hurt but the attack puts a three-month ceasefire on thin ice. militants say they fired the rocket in retaliation for what they call the torturous death of a palestinian prisoner who died in israeli custody over the weekend. israel said an exact cause of death could not be determined and says the bruising and broken ribs of the prisoner may have been caused by resus nation efforts not
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
in months. president obama meantime saying they are playing politics with his nominees, chuck hagel who is up for defense secretary, republicans blocking an up or down vote saying they want more information on things he said and more information from the administration about what happened in benghazi. the deadly attack there. meantime, john brennan who is being considered as cia director, that one is still stuck in committee. so that leaves congress with two key national security posts undecided as they plan to head off to their break today. marla? >> okay. thank you so much. >>> after spending five rough days adrift at sea this morning many of those passengers stranded onboard the carnival cruise ship waking up in a hotel room near mobile, alabama. this is a live look right now at the cruise ship "triumph." they got into port last night and let passengers off. the crew was on there working. quite the scene. we have video showing the passengers as they got off and so happy to be there planting their lips on the dry, firm ground as the ship docked in mobile late last night. a massive cru
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. the republicans stalling chuck hagel's nomination for 12 days now but signaled they would end delay tactics making way for a vote possibly today. it appears hagel would get necessary votes to be confirmed as secretary of defense. many republicans just don't like hagel calling him too critical of israel and too compromising with iran. >>> let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. it's 5:45. what are we in store for today? >> it is winter. >> do you need reminding? >> old man winter took off. do you know where he went? wichita, kansas, everybody. let's show you this video. they have a mean storm system and today we're expecting numerous flight delays and not just in the midwest. also in the deep south. they'll see quite a bit of snowfall in the midwest and deep south will deal with flooding. same system that brought us the rain last week blows up over the rockies. they'll deal with this today. make sure to check ahead throughout the day without delay with your carrier. these are places to check. wichita, st. louis, missouri, expecting delays here. chicago, atlanta, and d.c. as wel
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
senator chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'
NBC
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
bickering, chuck hagel takes his oath of office today. the senate decided to confirm hagel after the gop shut down its filibuster. >>> some 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the nation's mid section this morning after a winter storm battered residents from texas to kansas for a second time in less than a week. roofs collapsed across the region, under heavy snow killing one person in oklahoma. traffic accidents caused by icy road conditions killed two people in kansas and meantime in a texas panhandle, schools and major highways are closed yet again today. today we'll have much more with al on the forecast in just a moment. new images this morning of the deadly hot air balloon crash that killed 19 tourists on the sight-seeing tour in the ancient egyptian city of luxor. after catching fire it plunged 1,000 feet. all of the country's hot air balloonses grounded. >>> as the crisis in syria escalates the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a n
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
towards confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval later today, meaning he could get confirmed by thursday. >> chuck todd at the white house. thank you. >>> valerie jarrett is senior advisor to president obama. ms. jarrett, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> very well, thank you. i do want to talk about the state of the union. let's start with north korea. the u.n. is convening an emergency meeting at the security council. the basic question is what options are left against a country that may be among the most sanctioned condition tris in the world and yet continues to defy? >> well, as we said earlier, it was a highly provocative act. it violates numerous u.n. security council resolutions. it is a threat to the region. it is a threat to the united states. it is destabilizing and it's not actually in the best interests of north korea. it doesn't strengthen north korea, it actually makes it more vulnerable. it isolates it and it increases the impoverishment of the country. we expect the international community will have a very firm response
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
nominee chuck hagel. after republicans stalled his nomination, the former gop senator is now back on track to win confirmation and succeed leon panetta. >>> violence in civil war this morning as a massive explosion rocks damascus. this just hours after president bash bashar assad's regime said it was prepared to hold talks with the rebel forces. they are unlikely to talk to the government they accuse of mass atrocities. according to human rights watch, the syrian military fired several ballistic missiles into residential areas of aleppo, killing more than 140 people, including 70 children. >>> today marks 20 years since the first attack on the world trade center here in new york city. the car bombing back in 1993 killed six people and left more than 1,000 others injured. the names of those victims are now inscribed at the september 11th memorial and a ceremony will be held there today. >>> a desperate race against time near monterey bay in california after the coast guard received a series of distress calls from an unidentified family, the last one saying they were abandoning ship. it is b
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